Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Are race drivers expendable...?

  1. #1
    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    267

    Are race drivers expendable...?

    Are race car drivers expendable in the interest of spectator safety...? Johnny Gray doesn't think so... and neither do I... he's very lucky to be alive..!

    http://www.competitionplus.com/drag-...old-guinea-pig
    I'm not hatin... I'm just sayin...

  2. #2
    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    267
    I'm not hatin... I'm just sayin...

  3. #3
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,527
    Definitely now a good system. You have to have a better way to vent the pressure from an explosion.

  4. #4
    Moderator RACING JUNKIE Harbone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,918
    Blog Entries
    1
    He was pretty vocal during the interview right after the crash, hopefully NHRA listened :!:
    Chris

    As close to "Normal" as I can get...

  5. #5
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    falkville al
    Posts
    1,766
    sorry but I don't want a contained explosion. I want that crap to fly away from me not into me....I know you guys are all about safety, but this type of crap is why me and my buddy quit racing at sponcered tracks.

  6. #6
    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheYellaBrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Emmett, Idaho
    Posts
    7,334
    The big issue that I see with 'allowing' the whole body to lift off is, it then becomes an unpiloted drone. If they were designed to blowup in two pieces ( UNTETHERED ), then you'd have 2 unflyable chunks of nonaerodynamic blobs that won't go very far. In this particular incident, the body blew in 2, so without the tethers, it wouldn't have been a contained blow.
    TRUTH is HATE
    to those who
    HATE TRUTH

    God Bless our folks in uniform
    "We the People, have your backs"
    http://www.racingjunk.com/profile/279898

  7. #7
    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR Swiley383's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    White Bluff TN
    Posts
    591
    Johnny Gray's crew chief said they had ideas for side burst panels in the body but the NHRA ignored there ideas


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Email us - Support@RacingJunk.com
Call us - 866.326.9227
Copyright © 2005-2016 RacingJunk.com All Rights Reserved.

Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the RacingJunk.com
Terms of Use, Classifieds Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy